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AmaWaterways' European family continues to grow with the launch of AmaSonata (and its twin sister AmaReina), identical siblings to AmaPrima and AmaCerto, both launched in 2013. The most innovative design ...
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w10cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had never done a river cruise before, so my dad and I did some research on the best river cruise companies. Everyone has heard of Viking, but as we dug into the reviews we saw that AmaWaterways had excellent ratings. We knew we wanted ... Read more
polarstar
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
I have been on two ocean cruises and did not really enjoy it. Food was just ok, never enough time at dock, hassle to get on and off the boat charges and tips everytime you turn around. So when three friends and I decided to take a river ... Read more
bookjjworm
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I, along with my brother in law and his wife, boarded the Sonata for a cruise to Budapest. We loved the entire adventure. The staff on the ship was wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. The food was excellent, with ... Read more
darlar
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I were a little apprehensive to book any cruise, as my husband gets a little green with the rocking of a boat. There was no rocking whatsoever and we spent some of our time on the top deck enjoying the scenery. We booked on ... Read more
simbahay
Member Since 2009
1 review
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
When we were in the planning stages of the cruise we were discouraged by many people about taking a cruise down the Danube in November. We decided to go, and what an amazing trip we had. The trip started for us in Prague. I had ... Read more

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Rocker83
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Where to start? My family and I booked a cruise with amawaterways entitled "romantic Danube" a offering of ports from Prague to Budapest in about 10 days(though 7 day cruise). Sailing in November through middle and eastern ... Read more
L&K
Member Since 2005
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I don't know where to begin! From the moment we arrived until the day we left, every single thing was absolutely perfect. The staff were wonderful. By the end of the cruise, we were sad to leave as we felt like we were leaving our ... Read more
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ichatcoal
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Day 1 Flight LHR to BUD, met at airport by AMA reps then to the ship by coach with running commentary about Hungary and Budapest. The running commentary became a bit of an issue during the week as I felt that most of the guides considered ... Read more
parguy99
Member Since 2006
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
We have been on several ocean cruises and had enough of the giant ships. We decided to give river cruising a try and were so happy we chose the AmaSonata. The whole experience, from the moment we got on, until our departure from the Prague ... Read more
jess hefford
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I were somewhat apprehensive of a river cruise with a view to the confinement onboard a small ship and my first thoughts were "what are we going to do whilst sailing - will it be boring. However we spent a lovely ... Read more

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Daw6id
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
223 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are experienced cruisers, ocean and river. Our last river cruise was a Grand Circle cruise from Budapest to the Black Sea. We wanted to see the tulips, looked for a cruise at the last minute. Viking was fully booked, we were unhappy ... Read more
Bluenose 47
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We boarded the AmaSonata on April 1 for the Tulip Time Cruise. This was only our second river cruise, the first being on Uniworld's River Beatrice in 2012, so we had something to compare to. But we have also done approx. two dozen ocean ... Read more
The 2 Ds
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
49 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was our first River cruise. We had always wanted to see the tulips in Holland so we chose the Tulip Time itinerary. We embarked in Amsterdam and our ports of call were Hoorn, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Antwerp, Ghent, Wilemstad, Kinderdijk ... Read more
racinbandit95
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
We are just finishing up our river cruise on the AmaSonata. A beautiful ship, lovely cruise and wonderful itinerary. The only one problem, weather. Mother Nature was not on our side this week as we had just plain awful rain and ... Read more
greatcats
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Food and preparation were of upmost concern to us when looking for a cruise. Given that food is our vocation and avocation, preparation, quality and presentation are essential. We believe that the ingredients were of high quality. However, ... Read more

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bruceu
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise, but it seems to us that it would be hard to top. The staff was outstanding, the food and wine excellent, the ship's facilities were everything we expected. Our cruise manager, Kata, was tireless in her ... Read more
tsarena
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a fabulous cruise on the Ama Sonata to the Christmas markets on the Danube. This was one of my "bucket list" cruises and it certainly met all my expectations. The ship is lovely and the service is ... Read more
purduemom1
Member Since 2010
1 review
822 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
In November we cruised the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest on this beautiful new ship. Every moment was amazing as was the staff. The cruise director, Peter, worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone's needs were met and that we all ... Read more
Violinbow
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised on the AMASonata, Melodies of the Danube itinerary, from Budapest to Prague from October 22 to October 29 with a 3 day Prague extension through November 1. There were 5 of us - my husband and I and 3 single friends. My husband ... Read more
hollandjml
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a 10-night cruise tour on the AmaSonata, with AMA Waterways, in Eastern Europe. We chose a cruise tour that began with 3 days/nights in Prague. Both the land pre-cruise portion, and the cruise itself, ... Read more

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Golf nut 1
Member Since 2012
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew into Munich Germany and took the train on our own to the nearby port of Vilshoven, Took a cheap cab ride to the AmaSonata. AmaWaterways was wonderful about telling us exactly where the ship was docked by e-mail. Since we spoke no ... Read more
bocaraton
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
597 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. We were quite apprehensive about the people who would be onboard and whom we would meet..With only 164 passengers, we were not sure how things would work out. We were also concerned about the activity ... Read more
pope07
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
AmaWaterways was our honeymoon and we could not have asked for a better experience! This was our first river cruise (we've cruised Caribbean and Alaska on larger ships). The ship is small, as are all river cruises, which makes it perfect ... Read more
Tarokkos
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We disembarked one week ago at Budapest from MS AMASONATA finishing the River Cruise "Magnificent Europe" First of all, we had to recognize, it is a curiosity, that a married hungarian couple over 65 just fly to Amsterdam to attend a ... Read more

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